The Rising Nepal catagorised in A+ Group

Kathmandu, July 19: The Rising Nepal, Nepal’s first English daily, has been catagorised in A+ Group which has helped the national English daily to stand in the fifth position among the National dailies of Nepal. 

Press Council Nepal has categorised seven national dailies in the A+ Group. The categorisation list of the fiscal year 2014-15 was made public on Friday.

The national dailies- Gorkhapatra Daily, Kantipur National Daily, The Himalayan Times, Annapurna Post, The Rising Nepal, Nagarik and The Kathmandu Post- have been ranked from the first to seventh position and were classified as ‘A+ Group’ of broadsheet dailies.

Likewise, Jana Aastha, Saptahik and Nepal magazine stood at eighth, ninth and tenth position.

Press Council Nepal classified newspapers and magazines on the basis of their circulation and number of their publication.  The classification of newspaper and magazines on the fiscal year 2013/14 and 2014/15 was done where Gorkhapatra Daily stood at the first position with 'A+ Group' in both years.

The council had classified 881 newspapers and magazines in the fiscal year 2013/14 and 875 in 2014/15.

Likewise, monthly publications of Gorkhapatra Corporation including Yuwamanch, Muna, Madhupark were catagorised in A Group. 

Six national dailies, including Himalaya Times, Rajdhani, Republica (English daily), Rastriya Dainik Patra and Naya Patrika, have been listed as ‘A Group’ newspapers.

About 875 newspapers and magazines of national, regional and local level had submitted applications for the catagorisation in the fiscal year 2014/15. Of them, 822 newspapers and magazines have been included in the catagorisation.

Among them, ten newspapers and magazines stands at A+ Group, 231 at A, 326 at B, 202 at C and 53 at D Group, Nepal Press Council informed.

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